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Walaby

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I guess Im somewhere in the middle of the road. When I pull up, I level, hook up water and electric, take out the chairs, maybe deploy awning and pop a cold one.

Im usually not ready to immediately unhook and head out to see the sites. I like to relax after a days drive.

Shortly therafter, I'll pull out the grill etc, if we are cooking, or we get ready to try some local fine dining.

Maybe between that time, wife pulls out some of the yard art, which Im fine with. She deploys it where she wants, I re-deploy upon completion of our trip.

If Im at a full hook up site, I don't even hook up the sewer line until Im about ready to dump, or if Im bored... which ain't often.

Takes me less than an hour to setup. Certainly can't get it done in 5-7 minutes like some say. Im not in that big of a hurry. Heck, it probably takes me longer than that to unhook and level. I actually enjoy puttering around setting up.

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pnichols wrote:

Maybe this discussion hints at why boondockers are so happy ... no other campers are around to see how the boondockers are camping, and no other campers are around for the boondockers to see how the other campers are camping. [emoticon]


I miss this before-wife camping.

Just pull down the back seat of my SUV and sleep on insta-air mat and cover of sleeping bag (when it's cold) on the floor.

* This post was edited 08/04/19 03:22pm by Yosemite Sam1 *

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Walaby wrote:


If Im at a full hook up site, I don't even hook up the sewer line until Im about ready to dump, or if Im bored... which ain't often.

Mike


You are so wise kemosabe!

I had to endure a night of stinky sleep when I made a dump while hooked up and forgot to close the flap to the dark tank.

The smell of other people's waste came wafting into the inside of the RV because I'm too lazy to go out in the cold to close it. And I thought opening the windows will do it.

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Now that we have a class B+/C-, have a two minute set-up time.
Never hook up to water or sewer.
No toad so want to be mobile at any time.
Only hook up to 15/20 amp.


I think those of us who don't have toads or tow vehicles, tend to set up a bit simpler, just because a run to the grocery store means disconnecting the vehicle (plus we don't have much room to bring a lot of "stuff" along)

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Deb and Ed M wrote:

paddykernahan wrote:



Now that we have a class B+/C-, have a two minute set-up time.
Never hook up to water or sewer.
No toad so want to be mobile at any time.
Only hook up to 15/20 amp.


I think those of us who don't have toads or tow vehicles, tend to set up a bit simpler, just because a run to the grocery store means disconnecting the vehicle (plus we don't have much room to bring a lot of "stuff" along)
We are that way also - only get out the chairs when we are going to sit in them, and then put them away when we're done. Put water in the tank and no hook ups to water or sewer. Ready to fly anytime.

What's weird is we camp that way whether with our B or with our trailer. I guess we were always B folks even back when we only had a trailer.

We do enjoy seeing the folks that have pink flamingos and palm trees. No judgement - just not us.


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I camp solo and when I'm on the road, need battery power for my CPAP. I can alway start the generator and thats not too much fuss. I nearly always do any shopping before I get to the site. Walmart etc will work on the off nights.
I would say when traveling I'm a minalast, hook up the shore power and thats about it.
I enjoy taking my travel companion Merlin (Keeshond) on a leash and walking and chatting and observing the many sights. Morning walks I always have a coffee cup, good conversation starters.
I guess what ever floats your boat or the Pink Flamingos.


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We do enjoy seeing the folks that have pink flamingos and palm trees. No judgement - just not us.

Ditto. I watched a guy set up his whirly-gig wind toys and flamingo-like ornaments. He did it really fast. He was skilled and experienced in setting up all the ornaments quickly. In a way I envied him since it seemed he was productive, but on the other hand, I knew I would never put up such stuff.


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DustyR wrote:

I camp solo and when I'm on the road, need battery power for my CPAP. I can alway start the generator and thats not too much fuss. I nearly always do any shopping before I get to the site. Walmart etc will work on the off nights.
I would say when traveling I'm a minalast, hook up the shore power and thats about it.
I enjoy taking my travel companion Merlin (Keeshond) on a leash and walking and chatting and observing the many sights. Morning walks I always have a coffee cup, good conversation starters.
I guess what ever floats your boat or the Pink Flamingos.


For all we know, decorating is their passion and enjoy doing it.

And for us, it's sightseeing or sitting around on our easy chairs under the pines seeping a cold ones.

You are right, whatever floats.

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pasusan wrote:

... pink flamingos and palm trees. No judgement - just not us.


And I thought you were joking about the palm trees. Saw in CW that they are indeed selling them -- at $99, lol.

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I pull in, level and deploy slides from the driver seat. Extend awning and unroll mat (yes, a big 8'x20' so I can make sure to kill the grass[emoticon]), and put my cooler outside on that mat. I'll plug in to electric, but use the freshwater tank and don't dump til I'm ready to head home. At that point (only about 15-20 minutes) I'm reaching for a cold one.

Chairs come out only as needed, and the BBQ grille and sink table if it's getting close to dinner time. DW does put out the Flamingo, and I'll eventually get around to the flagpole.

Now if you really want entertainment, go somewhere with a boat launch ramp and set your chair in view of it![emoticon]


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